Byker Phoenix. Issue 11

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Byker Lives. Issue 11

The Byker Phoenix was a community newspaper produced during the 1970s and 1980s by local residents. It recorded the life and experiences of residents in Byker during the redevelopment of the estate in the 1970s, reporting on the problems faced by residents during this turbulent period of Byker’s history, but also celebrating the variety and richness of Byker’s social life and characters. The Phoenix operated out of one of the larger hobby rooms in the redevelopment at 26a Raby Way.